STEM Day – Thursday 7th February 2019

Updated: Aug 27, 2019

Throughout this term Year Four have been busy exploring an exciting STEM project…This time we had to design and build a PYRAMID! How amazing! We have been real Winyates Heroes to do this: Working together in teams with team leaders (Emma, Grace and Mantas) to guide us; we have had to persevere and think really creatively. To start our projects, we had to think creatively about what we would want to create – what are pyramids like? What do they need to have so they can be free-standing? We then moved on to using a computer program called ‘Sketch-up’ to create a graphical representation of the inside of a pyramid. This was a lot trickier than it sounds and we had to develop experts in the class to support each other. Once we had mastered this, we started to build a prototype of our pyramid. The final part took place on Thursday 7th February. Year 4 held a combined STEM day with children from St John’s Church School. The hall was full of learning – there was a real ‘buzz’ about the day! The day commenced with a discussion based approach to using the tools like saws and glue guns and drills safely (as previously taught) and ensuring that we were ready for the challenge ahead. We worked in groups of 10 with a team leader and it was their responsibility to ensure the teams were successful. We all learnt about working as a team, sharing responsibility and working towards a shared goal.

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